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Son axes to death elderly father in Paktika

Son axes to death elderly father in Paktika

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Jun 30, 2014 - 13:55

SHARANA (Pajhwok): Police and residents have launched a manhunt for a young man who axed his elderly father to death in the Omni district of southeastern Paktika province.

The incident happened in the Spina village last night, a resident of the area, Abdul Wali, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Identifying the slain person 80-year-old Mohammad Hashim, Wali said his son Mohammad Nasim used an axe to kill his father.

He hit his father in the head and abdomen before being escaped. Wali said villagers had launched a search for Nasim.

Hashim Ka had been in a dispute with Nasim over the past few months as he would advise and stop his son from indulging in illicit activities.

But Nasim would react harshly to his advices, Abdul Wali said.

The district police chief, Mohammad Tawfiq confirmed to Pajhwok the murder and said police had launched a manhunt for the killer and were investigating the case.

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